Davy Russell

15-time winner at the Festival with a likely plum ride in this year's Gold Cup

Cheltenham Festival winners: 15

When Rivage D’Or won the Cross Country Chase last season on day two it was the Corkman’s fifth consecutive winner at the Festival after Dermot Weld’s Windsor Park earlier in the day in the Neptune Hurdle. Eight of his 15 Festival winners have been on Gigginstown-owned horses (three since he wasn’t their retained jockey) and he will be in prime position to pick up the rides on the horses that Bryan Cooper discards this year – including a likely plum ride in the Cheltenham Gold Cup.